St. Patrick’s Day

I wrote a post 10 days ago in which I asked why we don’t celebrate a notable person’s death, rather than their birth. Today is a sort of answer to my question.

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration not of the birth of St. Patrick, but of his death. According to tradition, St. Patrick dies on March 17, 461 AD.

I wonder how many other examples there are where we celebrate a death rather than a birth? The only one I can think of off hand is Good Friday.

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